Claws by Mike GrintiClaws by Mike Grinti


byMike Grinti, Rachel Grinti

Hardcover | September 1, 2012

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Some magic cuts deep...

Emma's sister is missing. Her parents have lost everything trying to find her. And now the family must live in a trailer park that's home to down-and-out harpies, hags, trolls... and a one-eyed, smooth-talking cat. Jack becomes Emma's best-her only-friend. Imagine Emma's surprise when she discovers that she, too, has cat magic; that she has claws!

She's going to need them to make her way through the enchanted forest. Because somewhere in there is her sister. To rescue her, Emma must face powerful faeries in their lair. Is her cat magic strong enough to best them? Is she brave enough for the fight? How can she know what's real in this fantasy world? Hardest of all, how will Emma decide between her sister's happiness and her own?

A contemporary fairytale as irresistible as catnip.

Mike and Rachel Grinti live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mike was born in Russia, and moved to the United States with his family when he was a child. The Hobbit, borrowed from the library, got him hooked on reading. Rachel grew up in Pittsburgh, where she now works as a children's librarian. Claws is their first book.
Title:ClawsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.51 × 5.7 × 0.87 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545433134

ISBN - 13:9780545433136

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From ClawsEmma looked around the dusty trailer. She wasn't sure whether to trust anything the cat said-for all she knew, he was friends with the hag and the snake-man-but who would live here if they didn't have to?"Couldn't you turn yourself into something so they couldn't find you? Cats do that sort of thing, don't they?" she asked."Other cats do, sometimes. But unfortunately I'm one of the rare cats without a pride. I had one once, years ago, far from here. No pride, no magic. My attempts to correct this have only caused me trouble, though..." He eyed Emma and began to lazily tear at the curtains with one claw. "Though I think an opportunity might present itself soon enough."Emma sat back down on the box. "I'm sorry you lost your pride and your magic and stuff. I lost someone, too. My sister.""Oh, please. We're talking about cat magic, the most powerful magic in the world. What good is a sister?"